Business Design for Sustainable Growth and Innovation at Service Design College

The Business Design for Sustainable Growth and Innovation course at Service Design College combines design thinking with business strategy to foster sustainable innovation.


School: Service Design College
Course: Business Design for Sustainable Growth and Innovation
Location: Service Design College online campus
Course dates:Various, next intakes cohort course: 4 February, 1 April and 27 May, 2022. Self-paced course: start anytime
Application deadline: 26 May 2022

The course provides basic and intermediate knowledge and practice for designers and entrepreneurs to merge both disciplines.

Participants will discover how key tools and methods from design thinking and business strategy can be used to create business models with a sustainable impact on people and the planet.

Using real-world examples, they will learn to apply a business design mindset to their specific context.

The theory, exercises and support from our tutors let you better understand the fundamentals of business. The course content will help you think about your work and organisation with a new lens and empower you to understand and communicate business values.

This course is especially relevant for designers who want to understand the role of organisations in tackling and positively contributing to the complex problems our world is facing but don't know quite where to start.

It is for creative leaders who want to make an impact on business and elevate their influence across their organisation, and for any professional using strategic design in the context of business.

The course is offered recurrently throughout the year in two formats. The 6-week synchronous cohort setup promotes peer-to-peer learning through interaction and collaboration. Participants will also be guided and supported by a course mentor who will provide feedback and challenge their assumptions to gain a deeper understanding of the subjects in the course and how to effectively implement the learnings in their work.

The course is also offered in self-paced format if you prefer to follow independently and at your own speed.

The Service Design College is a new breed of design school that brings designers worldwide together to share knowledge and experiences. The methodology is based on the 360-degree mindset: a set of ten design abilities necessary to navigate and create change.

By joining a year-long learning program, you learn how to use design strategically based on these abilities. Learning activities include workshops, courses, talks and the annual Service Design Days conference.

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